Tonight, Leader Pelosi joined Chris Cuomo for CNN’s Live Pelosi Town Hall. The Leader spoke about the Democrats’ bold economic agenda for the future A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future which aims to increase wages, while lowering costs for hard-working families. She highlighted the energy throughout the country mobilizing in support of this alternative to the GOP’s raw deal.
However, in the first year of the Trump Administration, 16 of the 20 most-used prescription drugs in the U.S. actually soared in price by mostly double digits, generating a jaw-dropping $81.8 billion for big pharma and forcing sick Americans to pay more for their prescription drugs.
The Trump Administration is perpetuating an unprecedented culture of corruption, cronyism and abuse of taxpayer money . Nowhere is that more visible – or more damaging – than in the Trump Toxic Team’s sell-out of our environment to their polluter donors.
Tomorrow, House Republicans are bringing a cruel Farm Bill to the floor that abandons America’s farmers and ranchers who are struggling with plummeting prices and the damage of the Trump Tariffs and economic uncertainty.
President Trump likes to downplay Russia’s attack on our democracy and continues to undermine the legitimacy of the Special Counsel’s investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal – calling it a “witch hunt” and “based on an illegal act.” The President is making things up again. Unlike the GOP’s three-year Benghazi investigation, which found no wrongdoing whatsoever, the Special Counsel’s investigation has resulted in 22 indictments and five guilty pleas.
Apparently, President Trump – who spent the last two years claiming he was going to ‘make America great again’ and put ‘America First’ is more concerned about jobs lost overseas than here at home. On Sunday, he tweeted:
Every day since the passage of the Republican tax bill, the proof it benefits the special interests over middle class Americans and their families keeps piling up.
Now, Wall Street Journal reports the biggest corporations are buying back their own stock at a record high pace, thanks to the GOP tax scam:
Today, President Trump is set to deliver a speech about prescription drug costs.
After accusing the pharmaceutical industry of ‘getting away with murder’ and making multiple bold promises to lower drug prices ‘very substantially in the not-too-distant future,’ President Trump and his Administration have not taken any serious action on the issue.
Even worse, the pharmaceutical industry has a firm grip on this Administration, wielding influence in top positions – including Alex Azar, Trump’s HHS Secretary and former top pharmaceutical executive.
Yesterday, President Trump stunned the international community when he announced the U.S. is pulling out of the successful Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
This dangerous decision leaves America isolated instead of Iran, weakens our international credibility during a critical moment to advance a denuclearization agreement with North Korea and recklessly puts the catastrophic threat of a nuclear-armed Iran back on the table.
And media outlets across the country agree: the President’s decision to unilaterally walk away from this agreement defies all comprehension.
More bad news for Republicans and their GOP tax scam…